Aesthetic Experience and Affinities Among the Arts


Those participating in the Research Institute's first Scholar year, 1985/1986, represented a diversity of interests. These ranged from Roman architectural history and Italian and French Renaissance art to the history of American music. The program was designed to bring together art historians and scholars in the social sciences and humanities to further the Research Institute's goal of fostering an interdisciplinary reexamination of art in cultures past and present.

Getty Scholars


Janet Cox-Rearick, Hunter College, CUNY, Art History

Thomas Gaehtgens, Freie Universität Berlin, Germany, Art History

Carlo Ginzburg, Università di Bologna, Italy, Early Modern European History

H. Wiley Hitchcock, Brooklyn College, CUNY, Musicology

Jan Kott, Stony Brook, New York, Literature and Theater

Hans Lüthy, Schweizerisches Institut für Kunstwissenschaft, Switzerland, Art History

William MacDonald, Washington, DC, Architectural History

John Onians, University of East Anglia, England, Art History

Stephen Toulmin, Northwestern University, History (19th-20th c.)

Wesley Trimpi, Stanford University, Classical Aesthetics

Catherine Wilkinson Zerner, Brown University, Art History

Visiting Scholars


Hubert Damisch, Paris, France, École Pratique des Hautes Études, History and Theory of Art

Richard Wollheim, University of California, Berkeley, Philosophy/Psychoanalysis of Art

Pre-Doctoral and Post-Doctoral Fellows


Peter Holliday, Yale University, Classical Art History

Richard Ingersoll, University of California, Berkeley, Architecture

Maria Phillips, University of California, Los Angeles, Art History

Mary Vidal, University of California, Berkeley,Art History